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Ron Von Haden Named Executive Vice President & CEO of National Association of Professional Insurance Agents

WASHINGTON – Ronald “Ron” Von Haden, CIC, has been named Executive Vice President & CEO of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National)...
November 5, 2012

Ron Von Haden portrait 2012WASHINGTON – Ronald “Ron” Von Haden, CIC, has been named Executive Vice President & CEO of the National Association of Professional Insurance Agents (PIA National). Von Haden is the Executive Vice President of PIA of Wisconsin and will continue in that capacity when he assumes his new responsibilities in Alexandria, Virginia, leading the national association.

“Ron Von Haden is the right person at the right time for PIA,” said PIA National President Andrew C. Harris. “As the chief executive officer of one of our most successful affiliates, Ron has already earned the respect of our PIA affiliates, PIA leadership, members and staff. The depth and breadth of his experience in PIA make him uniquely qualified to encourage cooperation among all PIA affiliates, forge mutually beneficial relationships and grow membership for the benefit of the entire association.”

“Most importantly, Ron believes passionately in the value that PIA provides to its members,” Harris said. “His commitment to growing PIA is unwavering. He is a can-do person who is fully and firmly committed to the continuing success of PIA, both nationally and across the country.”

Von Haden joined the PIA of Wisconsin Board in 1975 and was elected President of PIA of Wisconsin in 1979. After that, he served 8 years on the board of PIA National as national director from Wisconsin. In 1994, he was recruited for his current position, becoming the Executive Vice President of PIA of Wisconsin. He has also served as president of the Society of PIA State Executives.

“Having devoted 37 years of my professional life to PIA in various capacities, I can say without qualification that PIA is the best agents association, bar none,” said Von Haden. “I have accepted this opportunity to lead PIA in a process of renewal because I believe in this association. My focus is to rebuild, not tear down, to overcome obstacles and help all PIA affiliates achieve greater success. We have an excellent professional staff at PIA National doing a great job for all of our members. My goal is to expand on that success.”

Von Haden said a top priority will be growing membership. “My commitment to growing PIA is unwavering,” he said. “There is no doubt in my mind: PIA will remain a major, influential, independent force in our industry for decades to come.”

He begins his new position on December 10, 2012.

Founded in 1931, PIA is a national trade association that represents member insurance agents and their employees who sell and service all kinds of insurance, but specialize in coverage of automobiles, homes and businesses. PIA members are Local Agents Serving Main Street AmericaSM. PIA’s web address is www.pianet.com.

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